How Compassion Helps
More than 10 percent of children in Nicaragua will never finish high school. With no job prospects, many are lured into drugs and gangs.
Through the support of the Education and School Fees program, Compassion's church partners recently implemented programs for adolescents to stay in school. After-school tutoring, workshops on how to take tests and write papers, and computer training were offered.
To date, the nearly 400 teens enrolled in these programs are on their way to finishing high school and breaking the cycle of poverty.